ElectionGudie

Nov. 16, 2008 Held

486,873
Voted
Guinea-Bissau

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Election for Assembleia Nacional Popular (Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly)

Results

77%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:486,873
Valid Votes:459,138
Invalid Votes:27,735

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde 67 - 227,350

49.52%

Party for Social Renewal 28 - 115,755

25.21%

Republican Party for Independence and Development 3 - 34,341

7.48%

Worker's Party - - 12,600

2.74%

New Democracy Party 1 - 10,726

2.34%

United Social Democratic Party - - 7,700

1.68%

Party for Democracy, Development, and Citizenship - - 7,076

1.54%

Democratic Alliance 1 - 6,321

1.38%

Social Democratic Party - - 6,319

1.38%

Alliance of Patriotic Forces - - 5,869

1.28%

Democratic Center - - 5,438

1.18%

Popular Democratic Party - - 5,353

1.17%

Progress Party - - 3,095

0.67%

Guinean Democratic Party - - 3,068

0.67%

Guinean Patriotic Union - - 2,809

0.61%

Democratic Socialist Party - - 1,697

0.37%

National Union for Democracy and Progress - - 1,328

0.29%

National Reconciliation Party - - 783

0.17%

Socialist Party of Guinea-Bissau - - 639

0.14%

Guinean Democratic Movement - - 638

0.14%

Guinean League for Ecological Protection - - 233

0.05%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 100 seats in the National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Interim President Raimundo PEREIRA *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Carlos GOMES Junior
  • Assembly: Guinea-Bissau has a unicameral National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) with 102 seats.

* The electoral system is two-round.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Interim President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) 102 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Closed lists. 27 multi-member districts. An election is valid only if more than 50 percent of eligible voters in a constituency turn out.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde / Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC)
    • Leader: Carlos GOMES Junior
    • Seats won in last election: 45
    • Seats won in this election: 67
  • Party: Party for Social Renewal / Partido para a Renovaçao Social (PRS)
    • Leader: Kumba YALA
    • Seats won in last election: 35
    • Seats won in this election: 28
  • Party: United Social Democratic Party / Partido Unido Social Democrático (PUSD)***
    • Leader: Francisco FADUL
    • Seats won in last election: 17
    • Seats won in this election: 0
  • Party: Electoral Union / União Eleitoral (UE)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 2
    • Seats won in this election: 0
  • Party: United Popular Alliance / Aliança Popular Unida (APU)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 1
    • Seats won in this election: 0
  • Other Parties
    • Republican Party for Independence and Development / Partido Republicano para Independência e Desenvolvimento (PRID)
      • Seats won in this election: 3
    • New Democracy Party / Partido da Nova Democracia (PND)
      • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Democratic Alliance / Aliança Democrático (AD)
      • Seats won in this election: 1

*** 8 of the PUSD's 17 Deputies were expelled from the party in August 2004

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,561,293 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 593,739 (November 2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 786,396 (2008)

·         Is Guinea-Bissau a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Guinea-Bissau ratified CEDAW: Yes (23 August 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 2008 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 178 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Guinea-Bissau a signatory to CRPD: Yes (24 September 2013)

·         Has Guinea-Bissau ratified CRPD: Yes (24 September 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 234,193 (est.)